Jorge Luis Puerta Aray

Jorge Luis Puerta Aray

Born in Caracas (Venezuela) in 1986. Since 2019, he studies at the Reina Sofía School of Music’s Fundación Ramón Areces “Alfredo Kraus” Voice Chair with professor Ryland Davies. He has been granted tuition and accommodation scholarships by Juan Carlos Escotet Rodríguez (ABANCA) and Fundación Albéniz, respectively.

He is a lyric tenor who has worked at the Teatro Nacional Sucre and has given classes at the Mozart and Franz Liszt conservatories as well as at the Universidad de las Américas in Quito. He has been a member of the Conclave Choir and that of the Tenori vocal ensemble. He has been soloist of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony along with the Loja Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andrea Vela. In 2018 he made his debut as Sharpless in the “Madame Butterbly” opera and he was tenor soloist of Mozart’s Réquiem with the National Symphony of Ecuador at the Teatro Nacional Sucre. He has participated in the “Pagliacci” opera at the Teatro Bolívar (Venezuela, 2017), performing works of vocal technique, performance and style as well as performing one of the roles of Contadino, conducted by Ángeles Terreros.

He has been part of the Simón Bolívar Youth National Choir in Venezuela, with whom he performed at the Gulbenkian Theatre in Lisbon; the Notre-Dame and the Nantes cathedrals as well as the Palace of Versailles in France, among others. He has been a member of “La Bohème” within El Sistema at the Teatro Alla Scala in Milan (Italy), in addition to offering opera, choral concerts and a capella music at the Cathedral of Milan and the San Marco Church. He has also sung Zoltán Kodály’s mass as tenor soloist, conducted by Vincent Heizter.

He has participated at the Royal Festival Hall in London, the Chorfest in Frankfurt, which included concerts at the Alte Oper and other German cities. He also performed Gustav Mahler’s Eighth Symphony at the Salzburg Festival along with the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel.